North American Resource Value — 2: North American tight oil play economics compared

Barry Rodgers Rodgers Oil & Gas Consulting Edmonton This report is the second of two parts on the economics and fiscal competitiveness of North American tight oil resources. The purpose of the first part of the report was to establish general context for considering the individual plays and to highlight the importance of the fiscal system in determining investment competitiveness (OGJ, Apr. 1, 2013, p. 46). This second part is a look at the economics of the individual plays. Observations from Part 1 Part I provided the estimated ultimate recoveries, technical cost estimates, and fiscal context for assessing in Part 2 the economics of selected North American tight oil plays. Key obs...

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